N.C. Lake Management Society

North Carolina's Water Resources

North Carolina is rich in the diversity and quantity of its water resources. Our mountain streams and coastal plain bogs, bay lakes, pocosins and blackwater streams are unique ecosystems. Situated between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the seacoast are over 1,800 lakes ten acres or larger. Many of these waters are in trouble. A growing population, poorly planned development, exotic plants and animals and increased public demands threaten the quality of our lakes. Problems become evident when our waters become unsightly or are unsafe for drinking, fishing or swimming.  

What You Can Do

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about how lakes function and how you can become more actively involved in their stewardship. Here you will learn how you can become a member or make a donation to help protect our North Carolina lakes and other water resources. Thank you for visiting our web site. Plan to attend one of our workshops. Learn more about fisheries, harmful algal blooms, stormwater consequences, aquatic plants and lots more.  


What is the North Carolina Lake Management Society?

Our non-profit 401(c)3 organization was formed in 1994 and consists of homeowners, scientists, state agency representatives and citizens who want to take proactive and protective role in managing our state's water resources. The society is managed by a membership-approved Board of Directors consisting of a President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer and two Members-at-Large. 

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